Help: tar can't open /dev/nst0

Help: tar can't open /dev/nst0

Post by Brent Sterli » Sun, 25 Feb 1996 04:00:00



        Hi, I'm having a problem with 'tar' on my Linux system.  Whenever I try
to tar or un-tar something it brings up the message, 'tar: can't open /dev/nst0
: No such device'  But when I look in /dev the nst0 device is right there.  In
fact here is what it looks like when I do a 'ls -la':
crw-w-r   1 root      disk   9,128  Jul 18 1994  nst0

        Any ideas what might be causing my problem?  I've even tried
re-installing the 'a' series from my Slackware 3.0 CD.  Any help would be
greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

 
 
 

Help: tar can't open /dev/nst0

Post by Rick Coll » Mon, 26 Feb 1996 04:00:00



>    Hi, I'm having a problem with 'tar' on my Linux system.  Whenever I try
>to tar or un-tar something it brings up the message, 'tar: can't open /dev/nst0
>: No such device'  But when I look in /dev the nst0 device is right there.  In
>fact here is what it looks like when I do a 'ls -la':
>crw-w-r   1 root      disk   9,128  Jul 18 1994  nst0
>    Any ideas what might be causing my problem?  I've even tried
>re-installing the 'a' series from my Slackware 3.0 CD.  Any help would be
>greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

yeah, when you tell it to tar something, is the last command you give
to tar an 'f' ?  eg.:   tar -zxvv_f_  /foo/bar.tar.gz
if you don't feed it the 'f' it'll look for a tape drive (as in tar =
Tape ARchive)

Good Luck

ps (and don't type the underlines on either side of the 'f' either!)

 
 
 

Help: tar can't open /dev/nst0

Post by James Partingto » Mon, 26 Feb 1996 04:00:00


:       Hi, I'm having a problem with 'tar' on my Linux system.  Whenever I try
: to tar or un-tar something it brings up the message, 'tar: can't open /dev/nst0
: : No such device'  But when I look in /dev the nst0 device is right there.  In
: fact here is what it looks like when I do a 'ls -la':
: crw-w-r   1 root      disk   9,128  Jul 18 1994  nst0

Hmm - I had similar problems trying to un-tar stuff, which I got rid of
by typing
tar xvf tar_file.tar
instead of
tar -xvf tar_file.tar
or vice versa.

Dunno if this is any help. Probably not... Oh well. Off to bed I think...

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